Dining Car Fundraiser Event Held for Chuckey Depot Museum in Jonesborough

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The Town of Jonesborough, Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and Watauga Valley Historical Railroad Society host a dining experience aboard a restored 1950s dining car 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 5 t the Watauga Valley Historical Society train yard. 

Patrons can enjoy a gourmet meal, catered by Jonesborough’s own Main Street Catering, while in the setting of an authentic 1950 dining car.

Passengers may choose from true vintage dining experience in the Dining Car, four to a table or two to a table. Parties of less than four in the dining car are subject to assignment with other passengers.

Proceeds from the event help fund the new museum inside the restored Chuckey Depot, now located in Jonesborough on Second Avenue.

The Chuckey Depot has a long history in East Tennessee. Originally located in Chuckey, Tennessee, the depot was given to the Town of Jonesborough in 2011 by the Johnson Family in an effort to preserve the building. Jonesborough moved the depot to its new location, just off of Second Avenue in downtown Jonesborough. The depot was reassembled, preserving the original architecture and historical details, and given new life. It will be utilized as a museum, set to open in fall 2017. The museum interprets the story of the railroad in Jonesborough as well as the history of the Chuckey Depot.

Tickets for the event and dinner start at $55 per person.

For tickets and more information, visit www.Jonesborough.com or call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010. 

For overnight accommodations, call 423-753-1013.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010